CCRU Writings 1997-2003
Fanged Noumena - Nick Land
Capitalism's Transcendental Time Machine - Anna Greenspan
Capitalist Realism - Mark Fisher
A User's Guide to Capitalism & Schizophrenia - Brian Massumi
Lecture 1: Prequisites
1.1: Introduction - An introduction to the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit (CCRU) and the aims of the course. This section is a reiteration of the fact that this course is specifically on the continental philosophy of the CCRU as opposed to other various eclectic elements of their corpus.
1.2: The Transcendental Inside - An introduction to the basics of Immanuel Kant's 'transcendental aesthetic' and the knowledge needed to understand the CCRU's utilization of Kantian critique within their work.
1.3: Symbolism and the Transcendental Outside - An exposition on the transcendentally-communicative ability of symbols and their importance in relation to the philosophy of the CCRU.
1.4: Lemurian Time War and Hyperstition - An introduction to the CCRU's most important text Lemurian Time War alongside a thorough explanation of the cultural theorization of 'hyperstition'.
1.5: The Human Security System - An introduction to the concept of the 'human-security-system' as theorized by both the CCRU and Nick Land specifically, inclusive of its inherent Kantian foundation.
Lecture 2: Fundamentals
2.1: The Transcendental Control Mechanisms of the Inside and the Architectonic Order of the Eschaton - A continuation of lecture 1 by way of expanding on the CCRU's reading of Kant and the human-security-system in relation to control and their meta-philosophical creation of the Architectonic Order of the Eschaton.
2.2: Meta-Reality and the Cave - An overview of CCRU theorization of meta-fictional realities and a post-critical CCRU theorization of Plato's allegory of the cave.
2.3: Transcendental Exit - Utilizing everything from previous lectures critical possibilities of temporal and transcendental exit are explained using CCRU methodology.
Lecture 3: Deleuze, Time and Production
3.1: Deleuzian Temporality and the Future - An introduction to Gilles Deleuze's 3 syntheses of time as theorized in Difference and Repetition, alongside an understanding of Deleuzian philosophy of time/temporality in relation to the human-security-system and the cosmic Inside/Outside dynamic.
3.2: The Body-without-Organs and the Production-in-Itself of the Outside - An introduction to Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari's concept of the body-without-organs as put forth in Capitalism & Schizophrenia, alongside an understanding of the body-without-organs and production in relation to CCRU philosophy.
Lecture 4: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
4.1: Capitalism and the Outside - An exploration between the Deleuzian conceptualization of the actual and virtual, Deleuzoguattarian philosophy of production and CCRU's conceptualisations of capitalism in relation to the Kantian notion of the Outside.
4.2: Schizophrenic Process and the Limits of Production - An introduction to Deleuze and Guattari's concept of 'schizophrenia' as put forth in Capitalism & Schizophrenia, and how it allowed the CCRU to build certain critical methodologies of future-creation.
Lecture 5: Qabbala and the Numogram
5.1: Kabbalah and the Tree of Life - An introduction to the traditional Kabbalism and the kabbalist Tree of Life and its (non)importance for the CCRU.
5.2: The Numerological System of the Numogram - An introduction to the Numogram's numerological system, how to construct the Numogram, what the Numogram is, the difference between Numogrammic and traditional Kabbalah and its connection to the overarching CCRU Kantian/Deleuzian philosophy.